Saute the ginger and onion in canola oil until translucent with a little salt. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil, then simmer for about an hour. Puree and taste, adjust each of the ingredients to your liking.
Chef & activist Daniel Klein and cameragirl Mirra Fine are road-tripping around the United States, filming and editing The Perennial Plate -- an online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating -- as they go. See below for Perennial Plate's recipes, shared weekly with food52 from the road!